Manchester Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It is expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives. Manchester migraine sufferers want options! Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries proposes that exercise may be one such positive option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Manchester migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not usually a one time condition. Chronic pain affects the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generator. Researchers explained evidence that exercise helps a variety of chronic pain conditions including migraine directly and indirectly with an aim to change the cycle of pain, sedentariness, and degenerating disability. These changes do not come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries tells our Manchester chiropractic patients with all sorts of conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that results in desired outcomes.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for an easy, low-cost approach to migraine care. For example, a recent comparison study of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A new meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Manchester migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Manchester chiropractic patients are often urged to exercise. Exercise appears to be a endorsed panacea for everything from back pain to migraine to depression to neck pain and so much more. Why? It works. Exercise stifles inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively influences the microvascular system that certainly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, exercise helped migraine self-efficacy by permitting the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which reduced migraine burden. How much exercise does this? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” brought about statistically significant decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s welcomed by Manchester migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were noted to be better than exercise, but including exercise into its use was implied as being beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries concurs with the researchers’ bottom-line: exercise is a practical evidence-based recommendation for migraine prevention.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares how he followed The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with migraine which included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for appreciated relief by his patient.

 
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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